Mining Engineers

A mining engineer may refer to a particular type of engineer, who specializes in the formulation of plans that deal with the engineering aspects of extracting mineral resources from the surfaces of the earth. Mining engineers may be involved in conducting investigations related to the profitable extraction of mineral deposits, for which they work in collaboration with geologists, earth scientists and economists. They research and develop scientific techniques that enable the most suitable and convenient ways to mine minerals, while taking into consideration factors like depth, deposit level and other important factors. Mine engineering is one of the most multifaceted disciplines that cover a broad spectrum of subfields including mine designing and evaluation, management of mining operations, geotechnical engineering, mining supply management engineering and evaluation of the market value of mining products. A mining engineer may have a wide variety of roles to play like technical, which may involve planning and designing mining methods, production roles and also business development roles. That may involve efficient project management and marketing. Here are some of the most famous mining engineers from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Henri Fayol

Henri Fayol.
Famous As: Industrialist, Management Thinker
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

 2 Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick.
Famous As: Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport
Birthdate: April 13, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: April 22, 1833

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

 3 Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper.
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: March 21, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26, 1940

 4 William Henry Ashley

William Henry Ashley.
Famous As: Miner
Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 26, 1838

 5 John Hays Hammond

John Hays Hammond.
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 31, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 8, 1936

 6 John Milne

John Milne
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: December 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: July 31, 1913

John Milne was a British mining engineer and geologist. He is credited with co-founding the Seismological Society of Japan which raised money for the invention of seismographs. John Milne and his team went on to invent the horizontal pendulum seismograph which allowed him to detect various kinds of earthquake waves.

 7 Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou

Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Maine Soroa, Niger
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 8 John Blenkinsop

John Blenkinsop
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1783 AD
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 22, 1831

John Blenkinsop was an English inventor and mining engineer. He is credited with inventing steam locomotives and designing the first practical railway locomotive. At a time when inventors were content with locomotives drawing up to four times their weight, Blenkinsop continued working on engines that could draw up to 18 times their weight and eventually succeeded in building better locomotives.

 9 Franz Xaver von Baader

Franz Xaver von Baader
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 27, 1765
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 23, 1841

Roman Catholic philosopher Franz Xaver von Baader followed in his doctor father’s footsteps to study medicine initially but soon switched to mining engineering. He later deviated permanently to politics and religion. Rejecting Western philosophy, he propagated the Scholastic school and penned his thoughts in journals and short essays, using mystical symbols.

 10 Henry Gannett

Henry Gannett.
Famous As: Geographers, Explorers
Birthdate: August 24, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bath, Maine, United States
Died: November 5, 1914
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 11 George Reginald Starr

George Reginald Starr.
Famous As: Secret agent during World War II
Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 2, 1980

 12 Herman Frasch

Herman Frasch
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 25, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gaildorf, Germany
Died: May 1, 1914

 13 Khajidsuren Bolormaa

Khajidsuren Bolormaa
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 14 Daniel C. Jackling

Daniel C. Jackling
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Missouri, United States
Died: March 13, 1956

 15 William Bowie

William Bowie
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grassland, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States
Died: August 28, 1940

 16 Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet

Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: September 20, 1784
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1878

 17 John Petherick

John Petherick
Famous As: Traveler
Birthdate: 1813 AD
Birthplace: Glamorgan, Wales
Died: July 15, 1882

 18 Antonia Navarro Huezo

Antonia Navarro Huezo
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: December 22, 1891

 19 R. A. F. Penrose Jr.

R. A. F. Penrose Jr.
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: December 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 31, 1931

 20 Truman H. Aldrich

Truman H. Aldrich
Famous As: Politician, Civil engineer
Birthdate: October 17, 1848
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmyra, New York, United States
Died: April 28, 1932

 21 Mohammed Al Barwani

Mohammed Al Barwani
Famous As: Businessperson, Engineer
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oman
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